Nancy Guthrie and her husband, David are the parents of a college-age son, Matt, and two children, Hope and Gabriel, who were born with Zellweger Syndrome and lived only six months. Nancy and David are the co-hosts of the GriefShare video series used in over 8,500 churches around the country and host Respite Retreats for couples who have experienced the death of a child. She is the author of numerous books including Holding On to Hope and Hearing Jesus Speak into Your Sorrow.
Greg Lucas is a police officer in West Virginia, a graduate of Boyce college, and a Bible teacher and advisor for The Elisha Foundation, which encourages families experiencing disability toward a more intimate faith in Christ. He is also the author of Wrestling with an Angel: A Story of Love, Disability and the Lessons of Grace. Greg and his wife, Kimberly Ann, have four children.
Mark Talbot is associate professor of philosophy at Wheaton College, where he has taught since 1992. He earned his PhD in philosophy at the University of Pennsylvania. His areas of academic expertise include philosophical theology, philosophical psychology, David Hume, Augustine, and Jonathan Edwards. Mark has published many book reviews, magazine articles, and chapters in collaborative volumes, including Suffering and the Sovereignty of God. Mark and his, Cindy, have one daughter and three grandchildren.
John Piper is Pastor for Preaching and Vision at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He first sensed God's call to enter the ministry while studying at Wheaton College. Before accepting the call to serve as pastor of Bethlehem Baptist in 1980, he taught Biblical Studies at Bethel College in St. Paul, Minnesota for six years. John is the author of more than 40 books including Desiring God and Bloodlines. John and his wife, Noel, have four sons, one daughter, and twelve grandchildren.